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UT-ITE Seminar Series 2017-2018 season opens with Bo Wen

September 5, 2017 The UT-ITE Seminar Series (usually held on Fridays) opened today with Bo Wen at 1 p.m.  Bo presented his MASc thesis, “Data-Driven Mesoscopic Simulation of Large-Scale Surface Transit Networks” to an audience of fellow students, professors, research associates and visitors in the ITS Lab, SF3103. The UT-ITE Seminar Series continues this week… Read more »

UTTRI meets with Danish ITC Industry Association (IT-Branchen)

August 31, 2017 UTTRI hosted a delegation from the Danish ITC Industry Association (IT-Branchen) for a half-day of transportation-related presentations. Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia gave two presentations: “Smart Grids, Smart Transportation” and “Cyber Security on Smart Networks;” Professor Michael Grüninger spoke about “The Role of Ontologies in Publishing and Analyzing City Indicators;” and Professor Eric Miller… Read more »

Transit Short Courses

August 28, 2017 The annual Short Courses in Public Transit Planning and ITS and Public Transit Modelling were offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies for the first time this year. Courses for about 25 participants were held August 23-24-25  in GB202. About the short courses The short course lectures… Read more »

Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili: Assessing the Impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Canada’s Transportation System

On July 21, 2017, Mahyar Jahangiriesmaili presented his MASc thesis and discussed the results of his project researching the effects of CETA on Canada’s transportation system. Mahyar’s talk was well attended and a lively Q & A followed his presentation. Mahyar’s study investigated and assessed the potential impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)… Read more »

UT-ITE wins Student Chapter Delta Award

Congratulations to the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers student chapter, UT-ITE. They are the 2016-2017 winners of the prestigious Student Chapter Delta Award bestowed by the Institute of Transportation Engineers for outstanding student chapter activities. Md Sami Hasnine, President of UT-ITE, accepted the award today on behalf of the group at the Joint… Read more »

Nancy Hui: Identifying Multimodal Conflicts with Machine Learning

On July 14, 2017, Nancy Hui presented her MASc thesis and discussed the results of her study exploring the use of machine learning to automatically recognize dangerous events on streets with pedestrians, bicycles, and motorized vehicles. Nancy’s talk was well attended and a lively Q & A followed her presentation. Nancy has kindly shared an abstract… Read more »

The 2017 Traffic Bowl Trivia Night

UofT’s 2017 Traffic Bowl Team members Ran Tu, Christos Stogios and Catalina Parada participated in a Traffic Bowl Trivia Night hosted by UT-ITE on July 6, 2017. A practise competition for teams heading to the Canadian district championships on July 30th, circumstances for the Trivia Night competition were as similar as possible to the real… Read more »

Professor Eric Miller gives keynote at World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017

Professor Eric Miller delivered a keynote address entitled “Integrated urban modelling: Past, present and future” on Monday, July 3 at the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research 2017 (WSTLUR) in Brisbane, Australia. An abstract of the talk is shown below. Integrated urban modelling: Past, present and future Keynote Address, 2017 Worldwide Symposium on Transport and Land… Read more »